ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Score: (AUS v PAK) Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Quarter-final Match in Adelaide

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Score: (AUS v PAK) Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Quarter-final Match in Adelaide

Australia bundled out Pakistan for 213 in 49.5 overs in the third quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015 at Adelaide.

Chasing 214, half-centuries by Steve Smith, Shane Watson and a 29-ball 44  by Glenn Maxwell saw them home comfortably. At the other end, Pakistan were left ruing the handful of catches that were spilled which could have swung the match their way. The result means India will meet Australia in the fight for a spot in the final.

Complete coverage: Live Scorecard | Live Commentary

Highlights:

Australia dismiss Pakistan for 213

Watch: Misbah’s lucky escape

Preview

Steve Waugh’s words of wisdom to Oz ahead of crunch battle

‘There’s a reason why there’s pressure — it’s because you’re expected to do well and expected to perform’  More

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq fancies Pakistan’s chances

“I think four straight wins gives you a lot of confidence as a playing unit, the mindset is good and the momentum is with us and this is the best time to play against such a good team because we are also in a good frame of mind” More

Head-to-head

The last time the two teams met in World Cup, Pakistan upset Australia by four wickets in the 2011 edition. Scorecard

In 92 meetings, Australia have won 57 while Pakistan tasted success in the other 31 games.

Australia’s Road to Quarters

Pakistan’s Road to Quarters

Players to watch out for

The men-in-green look to have finally sorted out their opening problems with the arrival of Sarfraz Ahmed. Pakistan’s last experiment with the opening pair seems to have clicked. Sarfraz, who slammed a century against Ireland, has been a fine find for them. Read more

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has always rescued the team from many a disadvantageous positions.

Along with their bowling firepower, the batting too looks impressive now.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is ready to cope without team’s ‘X-factor’ Mohammad Irfan Read more

Here’s a look at the top-5 performers for Pakistan

Top performers for Pakistan

Meanwhile, the buzz Down Under has been on Mitchell Starc’s firepower. Publicly labelled “soft” by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia’s hopes of winning a fourth trophy. Read more

Here’s a look at the top-5 performers for Oz

Top performers for Oz

You can watch the livestreaming of the Australia vs Pakistan quarter-final here

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